#1 They hired you
Your manager reviewed countless resumes, interviewed dozens of qualified applicants, considered many different sets of skills, and picked you. You should constantly strive to prove that you were the right choice.
#2 They want you to succeed
Successful employees = successful business. Managers need to know what resources you need to be successful.
#3 They sign your paycheck
Your manager is responsible for your promotions and raises. If you want to grow in a company, show that you have an exceptional attitude and skill set.
#4 They want your ideas
Meetings are for brainstorms and discussions, if you’re unwilling to “take your seat at the table” then your ideas will not flourish. Your manager wants to hear fresh ideas and how to create a better environment and workflow. Don’t bring complaints to the table, bring solutions.
#5 They want you to feel empowered
When you feel powerless, you’ll lose motivation and resent your manager. Manager’s want to cultivate an efficient and passionate team. Employers want to take care of their employees so their employees take care of their business. If you want more responsibility, show that you can quickly and accurately complete your work load.